While traveling with China Highlights, we take every precaution to
provide a safe and healthy environment for you. We choose restaurants
and hotels that are clean, safe, and we always keep your needs and
interests in mind. However, here are some precautions for you to take
into consideration for your trip to China.
Bring your medical records along with you
All travelers are recommended to take their medical records along. In
the event of An emergency your medical records will be of great
assistance. The medical record should include your blood type,
immunization record, allergies, and any medications you are currently
taking (both prescription and non-prescription), You should also include
your doctor's name, address, phone number, emergency contact name and
phone number, and your insurance company's name, address and phone
Vaccines/Immunizations (4-6 weeks before your trip)
Hepatitis A or immune globulin (IG)
Hepatitis B if you might be exposed to blood, have sexual
contact with the local population, be exposed through medical treatment,
or stay longer than 6 months. (Hepatitis B is recommended for infants
and for children 11-12 years of age who did not receive it as infants.)
Rabies, if you might be exposed to wild or domestic animals.
Typhoid, for visiting developing countries.
How to stay healthy?
Drink only boiled or bottled water or carbonated drinks in cans or bottles. Avoid tap water, fountain drinks and ice cubes.
Protect yourself from mosquito bites using mosquito/insect repellant or spray.
For prevention of Malaria, starting 4-6 weeks before your trip,
start taking a antimalaria drug. (Please ask your doctor which one
he/she thinks is best.)
Bring over-the-counter antidiarrheal medicine if you have or get diarrhea easily.
Bring Ibuprofen, Motrin. Advil, or other types of mild pain
relievers for headaches, toothaches, muscular aches, backaches, the
common cold, menstrual cramps and fever reducers and mild body pain.
How to avoid sickness?
Don't eat food purchased from street vendors.
Don't drink beverages with ice.
Don't handle animals (especially monkeys, cats, dogs), to avoid the risk of rabies.
Don't swim in fresh water (excluding well-chlorinated pools) in some parts of China to avoid infection with schistosomiasis.
Wash hands often with soap or water (and/or instant antibacterial hand wash).
Don't eat or drink dairy products unless you know they have been pasteurized.
Don't share needles with anyone.
Eat only thoroughly cooked food, or fruits and vegetables that you have peeled yourself.
Never eat uncooked meat, raw eggs, or unpasteurized dairy
products. Raw shellfish is dangerous for people who have liver disease
or compromised immune systems.